Chania, Crete, Greece

chania old port

Salt Trails

The charming, lively, and very photogenic Chania is a popular port town of Crete. Crowds of tourists and piles of restaurants around the harbor make for the perfect see and been seen, people watching spot, but past the obvious is the real intrigue that make Chania stand out.

Wrapped around the harbor are gorgeous old buildings. They look to be crumbling, with peeling paint and years of age, but the chipping shutters and broken door latches add to their appealing, secretive character. The buildings look as if they’ve been pushed back, up, and out with a bulldozer to make way for a perfect, flat, stone walkway where new, modern shops and cafe’s live to appease all the tourist. But the magic sits poised above all that.

The old town, with its small stone streets and softly ascending hills show off centuries and decades of ruin overrun with wild, unrestrained flowers…

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